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Mermaids Cafe

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4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
808 821 2026
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Escondido, California
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small local restaurant in downtown Kapaa specializing in Ahi Tuna wraps. Great for take-out food and they have a few small tables if you want to eat curbside.

Thank EscoDave
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. Choice. Fresh and. Fun vibe.enjoyed the mermaids. Food made right in front of me ....perfect

Thank Randy C
Nashville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to find on the main road in Kapaa. Very modern menu = lots of healthy and vegetarian/fish choices. This is just the type of place you want to go for a quick, filling, delicious and guilt-free lunch before heading out for a hike, or to the airport. They have a couple of picnic tables on the sidewalk as well... More 

Thank RoundTheWorld2010
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Ahi and chicken tacos from a stand on the main drag in Kapa'a Girls who staff this place are efficient and pleasant I am going back for sure Must go Remain friendly or else Aloha style

Thank Shrinkme
Kapaa, Hawaii
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's good food if you like curry, sesame, satay ecc but, it's gone so much down in the last few years... The 'supposedly' Italian Focaccia is now dry in compare, the Ahi Black Nori Wrap wasn't cooked medium rare as I asked, they forgot it opened on a side and as a result it was cold, it wasn't wrapped nice... More 

Thank Isabella S
Poipu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

They make really good food here, it just depends on what kind of food you like! I when't there a few months ago for about a week in a row for breakfast for both me and my husband and it was always good!

Thank Endless_Adventurers
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Use to be a better place to go. It seems the taste is changed from then. It was not for me... Hopefuly back to before.

Thank Sioli
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We hit this spot when seeking a vegetarian friendly place for a late lunch. They have several dishes for vegetarians, and extremely fresh fish (the tuna was 20 minutes out, being cut if I had wanted to wait). They also had thai iced tea with coconut milk - very decadent! There's seating in front and on the side of the... More 

Thank MadaleneF
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great place to eat local faire with local people. The Ahi wraps are amazing! Get a wrap or a salad, sit at on of the picnic tables and enjoy the people watching.

Thank Mvaliton
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We loved this place! The food was so delicious and they were very helpful and could 'adjust' every dish into a vegan version. I am allergic to peanuts and the chef prepared my dish in a separate pan...I was amazed by the attitude they have!!! And the meals are big, for a reasonable price and really very yummy. Great experience!!!

Thank Maja K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808 821 2026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?